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Last post Author Topic: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past  (Read 18385 times)

zridling

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A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« on: January 03, 2010, 04:52:24 AM »
[via La boite verte]:

A highly important tool for 2010: a list of important stuff when time-traveling:
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It’s always curious to think about what one would put in this type of list. Perhaps asking "What pieces of knowledge and artifacts would you like to take with you to the past, in case you can time-travel?"

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 04:56:17 AM »
love it.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 08:20:41 AM »
Pretty cute thing, but damn I hate the layout :)
- carpe noctem

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 09:23:40 AM »
it's a piece of art, f0dder.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 10:29:25 AM »
...And the most important thing to remember when traveling back in time, is that if you mention any of this stuff to the wrong person in the town square ... you'll most likely be burned at the stake for heresy :)

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 10:39:31 AM »
it's a piece of art, f0dder.
Yep, but the layout still sucks :)
- carpe noctem

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 10:48:16 AM »
...And the most important thing to remember when traveling back in time, is that if you mention any of this stuff to the wrong person in the town square ... you'll most likely be burned at the stake for heresy :)

LOL..  That's what I was going to post, but you beat me to it!  :o)

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 11:37:53 AM »
A list of winners and losers re wars, politics, markets, sporting events, etc.  Anything on which one could wager financially.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 12:43:04 PM »
A note of where I last saw my spectacles...

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 01:35:40 PM »
...And the most important thing to remember when traveling back in time, is that if you mention any of this stuff to the wrong person in the town square ... you'll most likely be burned at the stake for heresy :)

LOL..  That's what I was going to post, but you beat me to it!  :o)


Heh heh.  Reminds me of that saying "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king."  when what it should really be is (I'm working on it and haven't decided on the final version yet) "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is burned as a witch."  After all, he claims to be able to divine this "vision" stuff that nobody else can sense. A "seer" in the literal sense. In a more humane society they might just lock him away for treatment.  (I can see the braille Rorschach tests now. "Feel this texture and tell me it what feels like to you" and of course there's no correct answer except that the guy stupid enough to fall for that trick is nuts.)

Anyway, brining modern technology back before it's supported is likely not all it's cracked up to be.  For instance I could bring my little FM transistor radio and plenty of batteries, but if it's 1200 AD there's probably nobody broadcasting music.  A jet fighter might get you one take-off and revenge strafing run on an enemy, but as soon as you land there's no support crew with jet fuel, radar, lasers, smart bombs, replacement parts, yadda yadda.

What gets me about the whole concept of time travel in movies or Dr. Who or whatever, is that people think if they go to this particular point in history, and change an item, that this is going to ripple up to the point that the time traveler started from(his "present" and other's "future".)  But if that were so, then everything everyone did would "ripple" so the time traveler would have not much more influence than anyone else with the power to manipulate events.. like kings or stock market moguls or whoever.  Once you go to the "past" it's the "present" and there's really only the "present." If you think about it, if you can travel back and forth, then the stuff has to be all going on at the same time all the time, so it's all really the present anyway.

Either that or I need another injection or Rorschach test.




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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 08:24:03 PM »
I don't like this list. It's all either things that anybody alive now should know by heart, or things which would be useless to them. How would you convince somebody that things are made of atoms for instance? There were people claiming this is so in Ancient Greece, but they couldn't prove it.

Another stupid thing: they say that you can measure longitude by comparing local noon to London time noon. Then, they say you can claim the prize the British empire offered for measuring longitude with this information. This is ridiculous: the British already knew that this is how you measure longitude. The whole point of the prize was to design a clock precise enough in high seas that you could know what the London time is.

The one good thing on there is vaccination from smallpox and penicillin, although I'd be hard-pressed to know how to use them using just the poster.

Maybe I'm too critical... But I'd go with a list of wars (to run away) and things you could bet on.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 08:38:08 PM »
Either that or I need another injection or Rorschach test.

quick, feel this....  .:: ;' ~.: ::, :-)

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 12:59:32 AM »
Either that or I need another injection or Rorschach test.

quick, feel this....  .:: ;' ~.: ::, :-)

I see you were determined to leave a blot on my post.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 09:21:46 AM »
You guys are perverts.

(kidding)

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 09:42:01 AM »
a blot
Aha! The old hibiscus-surrounded-by-persimmons blot, eh?

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2010, 12:36:15 PM »
a blot
Aha! The old hibiscus-surrounded-by-persimmons blot, eh?

Does that mean everyone in the Simmons family only gets to eat one?



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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2010, 12:51:49 PM »
First thing to pop into my head when I saw this thread--"flux capacitor". Unfortunately my mind is cluttered with useless trivia like that.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2010, 02:18:46 PM »
a blot
Aha! The old hibiscus-surrounded-by-persimmons blot, eh?

Does that mean everyone in the Simmons family only gets to eat one?



Unless you can make alternate orangements.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2010, 04:48:00 PM »
a blot
Aha! The old hibiscus-surrounded-by-persimmons blot, eh?

Does that mean everyone in the Simmons family only gets to eat one?



Unless you can make alternate orangements.

I suspect that would prove fruitless

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2010, 05:21:24 PM »
a blot
Aha! The old hibiscus-surrounded-by-persimmons blot, eh?

Does that mean everyone in the Simmons family only gets to eat one?



Unless you can make alternate orangements.

I suspect that would prove fruitless

You guys are the pits!!


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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2010, 05:29:35 PM »
a blot
Aha! The old hibiscus-surrounded-by-persimmons blot, eh?

Does that mean everyone in the Simmons family only gets to eat one?



Unless you can make alternate orangements.

I suspect that would prove fruitless

You guys are the pits!!


That, or plum loco.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2010, 05:36:15 PM »
You guys are the pits!!

and here I thought we were being pithy, but citrus-self

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2010, 06:00:53 PM »
and here I thought we were being pithy, but citrus-self
Time to sit back and remonisce.

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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2010, 12:06:33 AM »
That, or plum loco.

I think I'm goin' bananas.


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Re: A list of things to know when time-traveling to the past
« Reply #24 on: January 06, 2010, 12:20:59 AM »
That, or plum loco.
I think I'm goin' bananas.

i suppose that could have a certain appeal (perhaps if we all went in a bunch?)